DIY Betsy’s Sweet Land of Liberty
I love a rustic, weathered and vintage-style look, and this sweet patriotic vignette has a little of everything! Remember my DIY Picket Fence Crate? It has made the perfect setting for this sweet little patriotic vignette. Little Betsy is all dressed up and ready for the Fourth of July celebration! She’s standing so proud in her white picket fenced-in yard, surrounded by bright red geraniums and patriotic wooden stars!
Picket Fence Crate:
First, I started with my DIY Picket Fence Crate. You can find my directions on how to make this easy to make crate Here!
First, I covered the bottom of the crate with 3 floral dry foam sheets(doubled to lift the figurine and stars higher), which can be found at any craft store, then covered it up with Ashland’s Spanish Moss—Basil Green from Michael’s found HERE. I had to poke the filler into the sides so the foam wouldn’t show.
You can make a sign like this so easy! Just cut a piece of plywood 2 inches tall x 3/4 inches wide x 14 inches long. Then, brush on my DIY Old Weathered Wood Stain (found Here) to darken the wood. Lightly dry brush white acrylic paint on it, then dry brush black acrylic paint along all the edges of the sign (Top, bottom and both sides). Rough up the edges lightly with sand paper to make it look distressed. Then, stencil the letters on in red acrylic paint with a stencil that you like. Last, spray with a matt finish to seal it.
I found these graduated stars to adorn the right side of the little picket fence yard. Each one is sporting the red, white and blue theme in a rustic sort-of-way. (They are from Michaels).
Little Betsy is wearing her favorite patriotic dress, complete with her homemade, folded newspaper hat that says “Stars and Stripes Forever.” She loves her country and is showing her patriotism by waving “Old Glory” over her shoulder. Betsy is a Bethany Lowe, paper mache figurine and can be found HERE.
First, I bought the 3 large, potted geraniums (in the back, behind the picket fence crate) are propped up by a couple of 2x4s to lift them up even higher. I later found the two small, potted geraniums found on each side of the crate at a little shop called “Orange Patch Two.” They are made by Raz Imports.
The stem geraniums on each side, in the front, are from Hobby Lobby.
Next, I made these fabric Yo Yo’s to give more of a homemade feel to this patriotic vignette. See my tutorial on how to make them HERE!
Last, I set an old window behind the crate and added a little garland of greenery around it (Hobby Lobby). Now you are finished!
Happy Fourth of July!
DIY Betsy’s Sweet Land of Liberty
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